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The Enforceability of a Liquidated Damages Provision

Business and Commercial Disputes By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2020/05/15 at 09:27am

Experienced Alexandria Commercial Litigation Lawyer   If you are involved in a breach of contract dispute in which the relevant agreement contains a liquidated damages provision, then you may be confused as to whether the provision is actually enforceable under the law. Depending on your position in litigation, the enforcement of the provision (which essentially establishes a “flat fee” damages amount to be paid out in the event of a contract breach) could be favorable or unfavorable to your interests.  As such, it’s important to determine the likelihood of a court enforcing the provision so that you can secure a […]

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Can Title IX Liability Give Rise to Criminal Liability?

Title IX By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2020/03/31 at 12:58pm

Get Help From an Experienced Title IX Defense Lawyer If you have been accused of sexual misconduct under Title IX, then you could be facing significant penalties that include suspension, social restrictions, expulsion, and a lifelong stain on your permanent academic record — all of which can have lasting effects on your ability to integrate into the academic community and pursue a career afterwards. Though most students fear the legitimate academic, social, and career repercussions associated with a Title IX proceeding, others may be feeling more anxious about potential criminal liability — after all, if the complainant argues that they […]

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Recovering for Tortious Interference with a Contract

Business and Commercial Disputes By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2020/03/17 at 12:56pm

Experienced Business Litigation Attorney in Alexandria, VA If your business has entered into a contract — or was in negotiations — and had that contractual arrangement interfered with by a third-party, then the law may entitle you to significant damages as compensation.  In Washington DC, and throughout the United States at-large, tortious interference with a contract is a serious civil offense worth litigating to the fullest extent. In business, there are numerous costs associated with the “lead up” to a contract, from the sales process (i.e., client meetings and follow-ups, negotiation, intake) to the execution of said contract (i.e., strategic […]

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How and Why Are Title IX Proceedings Biased Against Accused Students?

Title IX By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2020/03/03 at 12:53pm

Experienced Title IX Attorney in the DC Metro Area If you are a student who has been accused of (and are being investigated for) sexual misconduct under Title IX, then you may be feeling overwhelmed by the process — and rightfully so.  The academic, social, and career ramifications can be quite drastic, including potential expulsion from your educational institution.  Perhaps worse, there are few protections in place to ensure that the accused is given a “fair shake” during the Title IX process. Legal and Financial Pressures Imposed on Schools Under Title IX Title IX was passed in 1972 as part […]

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